This is a little song that has been very influential to me - I love it! It was released in 2002 by a band called Havalina (or Havalina Rail Co). I first heard it on a compilation album in the discount bin from Tooth and Nail Records. It sounded so different than all the other ‘safe’ music on that compilation. I still find myself singing it in my head from time to time even though I haven’t heard it for years… until now. I hope you dig it as much I do.
“Women: I liked the colors of their clothing; the way they walked; the cruelty in some faces; now and then the almost pure beauty in another face, totally and enchantingly female.
They had it over us: they planned much better and were better organized.
While men were watching professional football or drinking beer or bowling, they, the women, were thinking about us, concentrating, studying, deciding—whether to accept us, discard us, exchange us, kill us or whether simply to leave us.
In the end it hardly mattered; no matter what they did, we ended up lonely and insane.”—From Women by Charles Bukowski (via bearinwolfsfur)